Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekly Mashup Stage 88

In an effort to build up the Ethecofem community into a place where any walk of life will feel welcome to come and discuss things we are looking for another regular contributor, preferably of the female persuasion to balance things out a bit, but anyone interested is welcome. We like a variety of viewpoints, experiences, and perspectives. And as always April is on the eternal lookout for guest bloggers as well. If you're interested drop a line at ethecofem[at]gmail[dot]com.

Also feel free to treat this as an Open Thread.

So what's up people?

When Not to Fight a Restraining Order: A little advice for the dads out there fighting that good fight (that people are too busy bashing men over to notice is being fought).

Kay Hagan slashes IT workers' paychecks: Even though I live in NC I also work in IT so I really hope that if gets her wishes with this cut it comes back to bite her on the ass.

Woman Undergoes 10 Surgeries to Become Anime Character: Not sure what to say about this. But I do know there is a lot of venom going on in the comments so please be careful.

Yet Another (Yes Another!) Study Suggests Hollywood's Problem Is Dumb Release Windows That Cost It Money: So as we can see Holloywood is its own worst enemy. Maybe that's why that can't admit that they are shooting themselves in the wallet (instead of foot).

MA Court Rules Non-Biological Lesbian Mother has Same Rights as Biological Mom: If a child is supposed to have a fair shot at forming a relationship with each parent then why is it that the the parent that did not bear the child often have to take whatever crumbs of post divorce parental rights the parent that did bear the child tosses their way?

I don't watch basketball but if you could use Street Fighter moves in it I'd give it another try.

You’re not helping v7: How many times is this that Manboobz and/or his commentators have been called out for this nonsense? That, "But its a snark blog." excuse is getting tiresome. I'm pretty sure even snark is supposed to at least be based in truth.

A Look at the "Whiteness" of Japanese Anime Characters: Just as the title implies. I wonder if this happens because Japanese anime makers are trying to really break into American markets. And of course with the nature of anime that pretty much means getting in with young males for the most part.

Helping male sexual abuse victims: People are just coming around to the fact that there are male sex abuse victims out there. Sadly people like to deny this fact with the argument that if there were so many male victims out there then why aren't they asking for help. The fact that there are precious few to no support systems for male sex abuse victims shows just how circular this argument can be. Thankfully now that people are building these support system the male victims are coming forward.

U.S. Census Bureau: Dad’s Just a Babysitter: So people start off from the presumption that dads aren't even parents and then they wonder why dads aren't "doing their part"? Looks to me like 1) They are doing it but its being called "care" instead of parenting (dads "care", moms "parent") 2) Maybe if dads weren't treated more like babysitters than parents they would be better able to do "their part".

I've seen some pretty offensive stuff but this is the first time in a long time that my jaw actually dropped.